Castle Banská Štiavnica
Old Castle Banská Štiavnica
The dominant monument of the town of Banská Štiavnica, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is the Old Castle, which stands on the Trinity Square.
This basilica was rebuilt into a Gothic church at the beginning of the 16th century.
The castle is considered a stone chronicle of the town. Its walls open the gate to the oldest mysteries of Štiavnica. It was once a church, but during the Turkish threat it was rebuilt into a fortress.
Today the Castle houses the Slovak Mining Museum. During the summer tourist season, the castle organizes theater performances and cultural programs.
There are exhibitions on the oldest history of the region Miners come, exhibitions of shooting targets, smithery, famous smoking workshop, and exhibitions Baroque sculpture and Calvary in the asylum. In the sacristy, copies of paintings from the altar of the mysterious Master M.S. The tower offers spectacular views and displays of historic clockwork. How to breathe in a medieval dungeon you will experience the Himmelreich tower.
On the hill above the town, has stood since 1571 New Castle. It was built as a Turkish fortress in the shape of a tower with four bastions.
Nowadays, there are exhibits of the Slovak Mining Museum, documenting the Turkish war in Slovakia. Recently, an exhibition on the history of the volunteer fire brigade in Banská Štiavnica was also opened.